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Instructions to Authors



General Rules

The Turkish Journal of Parasitology (Türkiye Parazitol Derg) publishes experimental and observational research articles, clinical reviews, case reports and review articles on medical and veterinary parasitology, and publishes articles on parasitology in the biology field.


Manuscripts must be submitted online at www.turkiyeparazitolderg.org.


All submissions must be accompanied by a signed statement of scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors and a statement declaring the absence of conflict of interests.


Any institution, organization, pharmaceutical or medical company providing any financial or material support, in whole or in part, must be disclosed in a footnote.


Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2016 - http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf).


An approval of research protocols by an ethical committee in accordance with international agreements (Helsinki Declaration of 1975, revised 2002 - available at http://www.vma.net/e/policy/b3.htm , “Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals - www.nap.edu/catalog/5140.html/) is required for experimental, clinical and drug studies. A form stating that the patients have been informed about the study and consents have been obtained from the patients is also required for experimental, clinical and drug studies.


All submissions must be accompanied by a letter that states that all authors have approved the publication of the paper in the Turkish Journal of Parasitology. Upon acceptance, all authors must sign the Copyright Transfer Form, and send this form to the editorial office through mail.


Submission of the studies requiring ethical committee decision must be accompanied by a copy of the submission to the ethical committee.


Preparation of the Manuscript

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced on A4 size paper and pages should be numbered consecutively. The total number of pages should not exceed 15 for research articles and 6 for case reports; including figures and illustrations.


The title page should include full and short title in Turkish and English, and meeting and congress presentations of the manuscript must be stated, if any. Authors’ names and their institutional affiliations must only be provided at the submission stage, author information must not be included in the main text.


The second page should include abstracts written both in Turkish and English, and key words. Structured abstracts, not to exceed 200 words, should consist of four sections, labeled as Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion. No more than five key words in Turkish language should follow the Turkish abstract, as well as keywords in English should follow the English abstract.


For research articles main text should include Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest Disclosure, References, Tables, Figures and Illustrations (with legends) sections. Case reports should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Case(s), Discussion, Conclusion, References, Tables, Figures and Illustrations (with legends).


Review articles are only prepared and published by authors invited by the editorial board. Review articles that are submitted to the journal without an invitation of the editorial board will not be taken to consideration for publication.


Tables, figures and illustrations must be provided on a separate page and must be cited at an appropriate point in the text at the end of the sentence in parenthesis.


Both black and white and color figures must be uploaded in high resolution .jpg format.


When mentioning parasites in the main text and references, the genus and species names must be italicized and the genus name must be written with an initial capital letter.


Abbreviations should be expanded at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


All references cited in the text should be listed in numerical order in which they appear in the text. Attention should be paid to punctuation as shown in examples below. In text, each reference should be given in parenthesis at the end of the relevant sentence. Abbreviation of journal names must conform to Index Medicus style. All author names should be listed if there are six or fewer. In case of more than six authors, only the first six should be listed, followed by “ve ark.” in articles in Turkish and followed by “et al.” in articles in English.




Githeko AK, Service MW, Mbogo CM, Audi FK, Juma P0, Mousier WJ, et al. Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite and entomological inoculation rates at the Ahero rice irrigation scheme and the Miwani sugar belt in Western Kenya. Ann Trop Med Parasitol 2002; 52: 561-79.


Chapter in Edited Book

Hornbeck P. Assay for antibody production. Colign JE. Kruisbeek AM, Marguiles DH, editors. Current Protocols in Immunology. New York: Greene Publishing Associates; 1991. p. 105-32.


Book with a Single Author

Fleiss JL. Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions. Second Edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons; 1981.


Editor(s) as Author

Balows A. Mousier WJ, Herramaflfl KL, editors. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Fifth Edition. Washington DC: IRL Press.; 1990.


Conference Paper

Entrala E, Mascaro C. New structural findings in Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. Eighth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA VIII); October,10-14; Izmir-Turkey: 1994. p. 1250-75



Erakıncı G. Donörlerde parazitlere karşı oluşan antikorların aranması. İzmir: Ege Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü. 1997.


Article in Electronic Format

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (serial online) l995 Jan-Mar (cited 1996 June 5): 1(1): (24 screens). Available from: URL: http:/ www.cdc.gov/ncidodlElD/cid.htm.


The editorial board has the authority to make necessary revisions in the format of the manuscript (without making any revision in the context) that does not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.

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